Monday, March 12, 2012

Lines of Flight Literary Festival, Sat 17 Mar

Hi everyone,

NTU is holding the Lines of Flight Literary Festival. to promote our creative writing program. The event will take place this coming Saturday afternoon, 17 March.

The festival is a day-long celebration of creative writing at NTU, featuring performances, workshops, readings, panel discussions, and an open mic evening. Special guests include the NTU/NAC Singapore Writing Residents Timothy O’Grady, Grace Chia Krakovic and myself.

Please consider stopping by! More details at the link below.

The whole event takes place from 11am to 7:30pm, and I'm on two panels:

2PM: Panel Body and voice:performing writing, writing for performance.Readings, performance and discussion by Jay Bernard (poet),Quah Sy Ren (playwright), Ng Yi-Sheng (poet, playwright), Jocelyn Chua (playwright,performer)

3.15PM: Panel Lyric sounds: music and the line. Readings and discussion by Grace Chia Krakovic (poet), Jen Crawford (poet); Kristina Marie Tom (poet) Ng Yi-Sheng (poet,playwright)

And I'm running a 4:30 Creative Non-Fiction workshop! Seeya there!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Turns out I'm judging Poiesis tonight.

Just got asked. Here's the website, and here's the info!

Poiesis-Play Poetry Slam
Date: 2 March 2012
Location: The Arts House-The Hall
Time: 7:30pm
Nearest MRT: City Hall / Clarke Quay

{POIESIS} Play Poetry Slam™ is a one night-only ticketed event, hosted by veteran theatre actress Karen Tan, that plays up the performance element of a poetry slam, to increase accessibility and interest in the literary arts amongst young adults.

Young, budding poet-performers are selected through an open call to create original poetry pieces inspired by themes of escapism and the blurring of the lines between reality and illusion and the power of imagination.

These poet-performers, who may perform individually, in pairs, or in groups of three, will draw on staging techniques such as dialogue and movement to enhance the reading.

The 3-8 minute ‘mini poetry plays’ will be judged by random audience members and literary and performance experts, with the overall winner receiving mentorship and further performance opportunities with Word Forward.

So come down for an interesting night of poetry and fun!

As part of the i-AM Festival 2012 in conjunction with The LASALLE Show 2012, Project Ecclesia would like to present Poiesis, a poetry meets-theatre performance.

In partnership in the Word Forward and proud first time sponsors of the arts, SpecTech Engineering Pte Ltd.

Ticket Prices: $10 for students
- $12 for adults
- $15 at the door

*All tickets come with a complimentary drink

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Books February 2012!

I'm really slacking off on reading books of poetry, aren't I?

+Joe Haldeman’s “Marsbound”
+Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner”

=Lisa Loomer’s “The Waiting Room”
+Moira Buffini’s “Silence”

=Betty de Shong Meador’s "Princess, Priestess, Poet: The Sumerian Temple Hymns of Enheduanna"
+Donald E. Pease's "Theodor Seuss Geisel"
+Al-Ghazali’s “Deliverance from Error”

+Singapore Art Museum’s “Future Proof”
=Jeanette Winter’s “The Librarian of Basra”
+Kieron Gillen’s “Uncanny X-Men: Breaking Point”

Omar Rojik’s “Singapura Dilanggar Todak”
=Phyllida Lloyd’s “The Iron Lady”

Teater Ekamatra’s “Hantaran Buat Mangsa Lupa”
+French Stage’s “Cyrano de Bergerac”
=The Necessary Stage’s “Singapore”
=Sean Tobin and Jason Wee’s “Tongues”
Eng Kai Er’s “The Prayer”
+ZeroGrammi’s ”INRI”
The Stage Club’s “The Real Thing”

=Asian Civilisations Museum’s “The Tang Shipwreck: Gold and Ceramics from 9th Century China”
+Singapore Art Museum’s “Chimera”
+Munkao’s “Feng Shui”
+Philip Toledano’s “Kim Jong Phil”
=Htein Lin’s “The Triple Gem”
+Evil Empire’s “Occupy Tiong Bahru”